The health of your teeth is dependent upon receiving regular expert treatment, and that is exactly what we at Byfleet Dental Boutique provide. Based in Byfleet, Surrey, our dentists offer an array of general dentistry services, covering check-ups, root canals, and work involving crowns, veneers, dental implants, bridges, and dentures. When you sign up for the Byfleet Dental Boutique dental plan, you will receive huge discounts on these services.
Complete that perfect smile by filling any gaps at our practice. It is beneficial to have missing teeth replaced, and we offer the following options:
• Dental Implants
• Dentures (Complete and Partial)
• Dental Bridges
The most obvious reason is to improve the aesthetics of the smile, as missing teeth may have implications for confidence and self-esteem. Missing teeth can also increase the risk of oral diseases and cause the neighbouring teeth to move, which may result in orthodontic problems. Gaps in the teeth can also make it difficult to chew and eat properly, and may have a negative impact on your speech.
Dental implants are a durable treatment that provide great aesthetics and excellent functionality, but are the most expensive option. They also aid in reducing bone loss and gum recession.
Dental bridges are more affordable and should last for several years if properly maintained. However, they do need replacing eventually, and the adjacent teeth will have to be prepared in advance. The bone and gums will also continue to shrink with a bridge, which may mean that the bridge gap can become visible.
Dentures are inexpensive and the viable option for replacing a large amount of teeth. However, they can be uncomfortable and cause irritation and soreness. They also have to be removed daily for cleaning.
Implants are small, screw-shaped devices that are used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. Implants are placed into the jaw bone and then left to heal and integrate into the bone (also known as osseointegration). Once they have healed fully, a new crown, dental bridge, or denture can be attached. Implants are made from titanium, so there is no risk of irritation.
Dental implants are safe. Studies spanning 20 years have suggested no problems or dangers. They should last for at least 15 years. Research is limited in this area, as the treatment is relatively new, but most experts state that dental implants are viewed among them as the most beneficial method of replacing lost teeth.
Implants may not be suitable for some, including smokers and people who have very weak bone tissue. A bone graft may be needed where there is insufficient bone supply.
The procedure can be carried out either using local anaesthetic or sedation, so there should be minimal discomfort experienced. However, you may experience a mild pain following the procedure. Taking painkillers will help to ease any discomfort, which should subside within a few days. Your dentist will advise you how and when to take pain relief medication.
It will take a period of time for the implant to integrate with the bone tissue. In the case of lower implants, this usually takes 3-4 months, while upper implants take around 6 months to heal. Your dentist can fit a temporary restoration during the healing process.
The treatment usually takes around 5 months, from the first consultation to the end of treatment, for lower jaw implants, and up to 9 months for upper jaw implants.
It is important to maintain oral hygiene and take care of your implant in the same manner as your natural teeth. If you have any questions or concerns, your dentist will be able to advise you on how to maintain the cleanliness of your implant.
If you have a single missing tooth, you will need a single implant. However, implants can support more than one tooth, and if you are having a full arch replaced, you will probably only need around 6 implants. Your dentist will be able to give you exact details of how many implants you will need.
Your dentist will ensure that the implants are not visible when you talk or smile, but the implants will be made visible in order for you to clean them.
Implants are suitable for most people. Your dentist will be able to tell you if you are a suitable candidate for treatment once they have examined your mouth and performed X-rays to check bone density.
Bridges are very versatile and can be used to treat the majority of patients. There is a variety of bridges currently available to cater for different patients. Your dentist can help you to choose the best treatment option based on your budget and oral health status. They are made from an array of materials, from precious and non-precious metals to ceramic materials. Most prefer the ceramic bridges because they match the colour of the natural teeth, which means they are virtually invisible when smiling.
The cost of a dental bridge depends on the material and the type of bridge being fitted. Dental bridges are much less expensive than implants and should last several years.
It is important to stick to a good, daily oral hygiene routine, which should include using the special brush issued to clean the bridge. Your dentist can advise you on how to properly maintain the restoration.
There are different dental bridges available. The most popular type is a traditional fixed bridge. Other types of bridge include the Maryland bridge, which is often used for replacing the front teeth. Another suitable restoration includes the cantilever bridge that works if healthy teeth are present on one side of the missing tooth only.